Queensland farmers and service providers are encouraged to attend climate and weather workshops in Ayr, Townsville and Ingham next month.
Run by the Queensland Farmers’ Federation, DTN and the Department of Agriculture and Fisheries (DAF), the workshops will focus on climate and weather risks, seasonal outlooks and weather forecasting as the storm season gets underway.
QFF President Stuart Armitage said the workshops, presented by DTN meteorologists Rick Threlfal and Michelle Berry and DAF Program Manager for Drought and Climate Neil Cliffe, were a valuable tool for farmers.
“Following unprecedented weather events this year, farmers are looking to better understand forecasting to assist with on-farm decision making,” Mr Armitage said.
“These workshops will give attendees the opportunity to learn about the process of weather forecasting and how to access locally specific climate and weather information using models, tools and services available.”
“The presenters will also discuss Queensland’s key climate drivers and longer-term outlooks for the state to better prepare for the season ahead.”
“With the weather so critical to what we do, these workshops are a great opportunity to better understand the climate and weather forecasts and I encourage farmers and service providers to attend.”
To register your attendance or to find out more, visit www.qff.org.au/events.
Wednesday, 6 November
1.00pm – 4.30pm
CANEGROWERS Burdekin, 141 Young Street, Ayr QLD 4807
Thursday 7 November
8.30am – 12.00pm
Tinaroo Room Mercure Townsville, 166- 194 Woolcock Street, Townsville QLD 4810
Friday 8 November
8.30am – 12.00pm
Jacana Room TYTO, 73-75 Mcilwraith Street, Ingham QLD 4850